Broadcasting

Leandro Gaunszer, commercial director, LATAM and country manager, Brazil, Media Networks.

Media Networks Largely Done with SD, Eyes on HD, 4K and TV Everywhere

[Via Satellite 07-27-2015] Pay-TV service provider Media Networks is shifting its focus primarily to HD, 4K and expanding the reach of television beyond the home. The company has close to 80 HD channels in Brazil and almost another 80 HD channels in the rest of Latin America. Going forward, the intention is to double the [...]

By | July 27, 2015

Telefónica's headquarters in Madrid.

Telefonica Launches New Video Service Through Ka-Band Satellite Internet

[Via Satellite 07-27-2015] Telefonica Business Solutions, through its wholesale business unit, has launched a new Internet service for satellite video transmission in Ka-band through Media Networks’ platform (a part of Telefonica). This service was used during Mexico’s federal elections last June and in the FIFA Copa America 2015 held recently in Chile. In both cases, [...]

By | July 27, 2015

Himesh Bhise Synacor

Synacor, Siemens Execs Talk OTT Partnership

[Via Satellite 07-22-2015] Synacor announced a major partnership with Siemens Convergence Creators and EveMeta to further propel Over-The-Top (OTT) video distribution. The company integrated its search and discovery, cloud ID authentication, streaming linear TV technology, and consumer experiences services with Siemens OTT Swipe Business Management Systems (BMS) and EveMeta’s encoding capabilities. Together, the partnership supports [...]

By | July 22, 2015

Samsung Ultra-HD TV

SES, Cable MSO Armstrong Launch Ultra-HD Trial

[Via Satellite 07-20-2015] SES announced it has initiated a live and linear Ultra-HD trial with cable Multiple System Operator (MSO) Armstrong. From its headquarters cable lab in Butler, Pa., Armstrong is testing SES’s camera-to-screen Ultra-HD ecosystem first unveiled in April 2015. SES’ solution combines broadcast and IP technologies in a fully managed, scalable service. The [...]

By | July 20, 2015

Naypyidaw, Naypyidaw Capital Region, Myanmar: Uppatasanti Pagoda.

Myanmar Broadcasting Law Nears Completion as Satellite Plans Mature

[Via Satellite 07-16-2015] The Myanmar government is soon to pass a new broadcasting law designed to open up the country’s media industry and encourage the distribution of new services. The law is intended to demonstrate Myanmar’s commitment to infrastructure development, especially for telecommunications. “The broadcasting industry is moving very fast. From an economic, commercial, national [...]

By | July 16, 2015

Sky Deutschland

Sky Deutschland Bulks Up On SES Capacity for Ultra-HD

[Via Satellite 07-16-2015] Sky Deutschland, a leading German and Austrian pay TV-provider, has secured additional capacity from SES for Ultra-HD broadcasts on Astra at 19.2 degrees east. Ultra-HD delivers four times the resolution of today’s HD TV, along with other improvements in visual quality. Europe is a frontrunner for Ultra-HD, along with North America and [...]

By | July 16, 2015

4K Camera Ultra-hd Camera

Hispasat Sets Up 4K-Exclusive Short Film Festival

[Via Satellite 07-15-2015] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has announced the Hispasat 4K International Festival, which the company is organizing in Spain. The competition is open to films produced in any country and genre, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes as long as it is shot in 4K format. The call for entries began July [...]

By | July 15, 2015

Canal+ Group Upgrades DTH Offering with Thompson Video Networks’ Encoder

[Via Satellite 07-15-2015] Pay-TV company Canal+ Group has deployed Thompson Video Networks’ ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder to power the migration of its entire Canalsat satellite offering to an all-HD delivery infrastructure based on the H.264 codec. The encoder works with Thompson Video Network’s NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor, Amethyst 3 high-density redundancy switch, and MediaFlex network management [...]

By | July 15, 2015

Ariel Dascal Oi TV Brazil

Oi TV Sees HD-Driven Pay-TV Subscriber Boom

[Via Satellite 07-09-2015] Oi TV, the pay-TV arm of Brazilian telco Oi, is confident that High Definition (HD) channels will be a major draw for customers across the country. The company’s pay-TV subscriber base reached 1.247 million by the end of 2014, an increase of 50.5 percent over the previous year. Furthermore, in households with [...]

By | July 9, 2015

HD+ SES TechniSat

SES’ HD+ and TechniSat Create Ultra-HD Decryption System, Plan Demo Channel

[Via Satellite 07-09-2015] German HD platform HD+, a subsidiary of SES, and German TV and satellite technology manufacturer TechniSat unveiled an Ultra-HD TV with integrated HD+ decryption system — no Common Interface Plus (CI+) module required. Concurrently, HD+ also announced plans to launch an Ultra-HD demo channel in September. Through the TechniMedia UHD+ television, customers [...]

By | July 9, 2015

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